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Current 93 - Dogs Blood Rising mp3

Current 93 - Dogs Blood Rising mp3 Performer: Current 93
Title: Dogs Blood Rising
Style: Industrial, Experimental
Category: Electronic
Country: UK, Europe & US
Label: Durtro, Jnana Records
Catalog number: DURTRO JNANA 95
Size MP3: 2619 mb
Size FLAC: 1328 mb
Rating: 4.4

Tracklist

1Christus Christus (The Shells Have Cracked)
2Raio No Terrasu (Jesus Wept)
3St. Peter's Keys All Bloody
4Falling Back In Fields Of Rape
5From Broken Cross, Locusts

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LAY 893 Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising ‎(LP, Album)L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntirecordsLAY 8Belgium1984
DURTRO JNANA 9593 Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Ltd)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA 952008
DURTRO JNANA LP 9593 Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising ‎(LP, Album, RE)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA LP 95UK2008
DURTRO JNANA 95Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA 95UK, Europe & US2008
noneCurrent 93 Dogs Blood Rising ‎(5xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320)Not On Label (Current 93 Self-released)noneCanada2014

Credits

  • ArtworkBabs Santini
  • PerformerChrist 777, Crystale, Tibet 93, Igs, Isidore Ducasse , John Murphy, Nicholas Rogers, Stephen, Steven Stapleton, Tathata Louise Aisling Wallis
  • Photography ByFiona Burr

Notes

Made in EU.
Distributed in UK/EU by Southern: www.southern.net. Distributed in North America by Revolver USA: www.midheaven.com.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 061297093236

Companies

  • Distributed By – Southern
  • Distributed By – Revolver USA

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User reviews
Zuser
Nature Unveiled's little brother, Dogs Blood Rising, had a lot to live up to following Current 93's fantastic debut, and only partially succeeded. In an era of side-long pieces, the decision to include five tracks was admirable, and one which immediately sets this apart from the other early C93 albums.

Putting Maldoror to bed, for the moment at least, Tibet instead brings in the second of his recurring themes: fields of rape. Playing on the dual meaning of the word, 'Falling Back in Fields of Rape' portrays a bleak world populated by 'mothers, babies, dying' ... 'crushed in mud and wars' - not so unlike the world we live in. Indeed, the piece is one of the least spiritually-focused in all of Tibet's songbook, and the choice of Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant to voice the words is inspired. Constructed as a montage of interlinked flowing sketches punctuated by the march of a drum machine, the extended piece is strikingly different to the two hypnotic lengthy pieces on Nature Unveiled, if no less unsettling.

On a similarly high note, the album ends on 'St. Peter's Keys All Bloody', a chilling pairing of two Simon & Garfunkel pieces: their arrangement of Scarborough Fair, sung by an uncredited vocalist, and The Sound of Silence, intoned by Tibet in full 'creepy weirdo' mode. It works far better in practice than on paper, and ends the album on a strangely peaceful and melancholy note.

The remaining three pieces, sadly, are less inspired. 'Christus Christus', three minutes of a choir chanting the title, works fairly well as an album intro, but is really of the same quality as many of the band's compilation appearances and 7"s of the same era (i.e. an inessential curio). On 'From Broken Cross, Locusts' we find Tibet wailing about the antichrist over a repetitive, ritual backing, adding absolutely nothing new to the table. Worst of the lot is 'Raio No Terrasu', a live recording from 1983 in which Tibet wails loudly - mostly 'Jesus wept' - over choir loops. Although quite unsettling on first listen - those wails come out of nowhere sometimes - once one becomes used to the track it actually becomes incredibly tedious. The first example of Current 93's tendency to run their tracks two or three times as long as they need to (a sadly common occurrence throughout the '80s).

The 2008 remaster is good, although as the 1995 version sounded fine, isn't quite the revelation that the Nature Unveiled remaster was. The removal of the 'bonus' title track from the previous CD issue is a blessing, as the piece itself was simply a five minute segment of 'Raio No Terrasu' played backwards, as if we needed any more of that song.

Overall there's enough here to recommend it to fans delving deep into the group's back catalogue, but it's far from one of their masterpieces.